Category Archives: science

Fun with magnetic balls (spheres)

The second most satisfying way to play with your balls. These balls were 10mm in diameter. That reminds me…

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The Boring Company

This is Elon Musk’s concept on tunneling under cities to get people to destinations faster and safer. More info.

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How not to break a Mars Rover

The Mars Yard, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is one of the closest simulations of Mars that we’ve got. Admittedly, there’s a bit more atmosphere and gravity, but it’s the only way to test what might happen before sending commands … Continue reading

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Making a PB&J aboard the ISS

Expedition 50 commander Shane Kimbrough demonstrates on-orbit preparation of one of Earth’s most popular foods: the humble peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But without bread. And without being a juggler.

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World’s first VTOL electric plane tested

Cold Fusion educates us on the world’s first vertical takeoff and landing jet that’s powered by batteries. Looks promising. Flying car?? [5:27]

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Driveshaft phasing

I never knew this was factor when it came to driveshafts. Classroom physics for all the guys who drive lifted vehicles.

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Inside the International Space Station

Steven Swanson gives us one of the most detailed tours of the ISS. [50:31] Video link.

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Drone vs. lightning

At the University of Manchester’s High Voltage Laboratory, we see what happens when a DJI Phantom 3 drone gets hit with an electrical impulse of 1.4MV – basically, a lightning strike. – Tom Scott

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Deadly razor top

Homemade spinner with razor blades attached has its way with food that’s been glued to the table. Keep it away from fresh aluminum beer cans.

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The engineering behind wingsuit design

Aerospace Engineer Angelo Grubisic fell in love with the high-risk sport of wingsuit base jumping. And he’s using his engineering knowledge to apply aeronautical principles to this extreme sport.

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The Ronin Ballistic Helmet

All of the science fiction cops are starting to become reality. Scary shit if you think about it. Ballistic tests

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Alien spawn

Simple chem experiment is the stuff of sorcery and nightmares. Remember this?

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1969 Dodge Chrysler Daytona wind tunnel test

A comparison of air-flow dynamics between three styles of the Dodge Charger. [4:21]

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SpaceX and tourism

CEO, Elon Musk, says SpaceX plans to fly two private citizens around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for NASA astronauts and a heavy-lift rocket that has not yet flown. They will not be Hollywood celebrities.

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CT scan machine at speed – fave

A CT scanner with covers off at full speed for 1 minute. Patients go in the middle.

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M&Ms in water time lapse

The outside sugar coating slides right off leaving an eerie fog in the bottom of the glass. These must be the peanut variety. They’re shaped like potatoes. The plain version is thinner and quite possibly more floaty.

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